Rihl & Mayhew

1849-1850       Rooms over Mr. Long’s Drug Store, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Rihl & Mayhew was recorded in one advertisement that ran from July 4, 1849 to January 8, 1850 in The Lancaster Examiner (Lancaster, Pennsylvania).  Rihl & Mayhew, Daguerreotype Rooms, Over Mr. Long’s Drug Store, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The subscribers have opened a Room at the place, and are now prepared to take portraits of all sizes, ranging in price from $1.00 to $10.00  Visitors are informed that no portrait will be allowed to leave which is not satisfactory to the sitter.

Perfect Pictures Guarantied.  If you wish a family group, a portrait of children.  If you wish a copy of a Daguerreotype—of a painting or engraving, a portrait of a deceased person—a view of a public or private building, a portrait set in a breast-pin, bracelet, locket or ring.  Call upon us.  Pictures taken in all weathers.  Hours from 8 until sunset.  Hours for Children from 10 until 3.

Instructions given and all articles used in the business furnished at reasonable prices.  Rihl & Mayhew.

Rihl & Mayhew (first names unknown) are not recorded in other photographic directories as being in partnership or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does record an Edward Rihl in Philadelphia from 1852 to 1860.  W. T. Mayhew is also recorded c. 1850 address and location unknown.  It is unknown if they are the same persons.

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